Tangar is a special chettinad side dish and can be found in any of the chettiar festive occasions as an accompaniment to vellai paniyaram. It is really tangy in flavor and can also be had with idly and dosa.
How to make Tangar
You will need:
2 big onions
6 pods garlic
A lemon size tamarind
6-8 red chillies
A pinch of asfoetida/perungayam
This is what you do:
Chop the onions, tomatoes and garlic.
Add mustard seeds, urad dal, cumin seeds, red chillies and asfoetida. Make sure you dont burn up the red chillies
Once the mustard seeds splutter, add the onions and garlic. Saute till onions are translucent.
Bring it to boil and get it down the stove.